Clifton Hall

Located at the entrance to the Oakland campus, Clifton Hall, designed by Bay Area architect Mark Horton and completed in 2002, houses 120 first-year students.

The residence hall is located in the Rockridge District, a charming residential neighborhood. Nearby College Avenue is populated with a diverse range of restaurants, bookstores, cafés, and retail stores. The Rockridge shopping center is adjacent to the college and offers a supermarket, a drugstore, restaurants, and other resources.

Clifton Hall our largest first-year community. It comprises 54 doubles, a triple, and 2 quads (arranged as suite-style living).


See rates for the current academic year posted on the main Residential Halls page.


  • 3 common lounges equipped with TVs, DVD players, couches, and tables
  • 3 kitchens (each includes two stove tops, two ovens, and two microwaves)
  • microwave/refrigerator units provided in each room.
  • high-speed internet jacks in each room and wireless 
  • laundry facilities located on the first floor
  • 24/hr front-desk operation located on the first floor
  • mailboxes located on the first floor


  • composed of students aged 17–19 years old
  • coed community by suite
  • shared baths by suite and in-room vanities
  • individually controlled heat
  • located across the street from the first-year studios
  • Safeway/CVS shopping plaza within .5 mile